Shakyamuni Buddha is known as Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, the son of King Suddhodana and Queen Mayadevi, was born in 563 B.C in Lumbini, Nepal. He attained “Boddhi” or enlightenment after spending 6 years fasting and in meditation, and was soon thereafter called “Buddha” as he was “the enlightened one”. He attained Samadhi or Nirvana at the age of 80 in a place called Kusinigara. He is believed to have had 550 incarnations. This Thangka set Shakyamuni Buddha on a worked background of Mountains and hills, the gold work is exquisite.